Million Dollar Bacon

Million Dollar Bacon by

Kaitlyn Baker


Serves: 4-5


  • 1 lb. thick cut bacon
  • 6 tbsp. brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ½ tbsp. red pepper chili flakes
  • 1 tbsp. sorghum syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Line a baking sheet pan with parchment paper to minimize cleanup.
  3. Place bacon slices on a baking sheet pan. Make sure they are not touching so they do not stick together. Add bacon in a single layer.
  4. Add to a small bowl the brown sugar, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and red pepper chili flakes. Stir to combine sugar mixture.
  5. Sprinkle the spice mixture over the bacon liberally. You want to coat the bacon. Pat mixture in with your hand. Flip bacon and repeat the process.
  6. Cook bacon in a preheated oven for 35 to 40 min. Check on the bacon near the end to make sure that the sugar does not burn.
  7. Remove bacon from the oven to cool.
  8. Transfer bacon to a wire rack and lay bacon flat to let cool completely and let the sugar harden.
  9. Drizzle sorghum syrup on the top of your bacon.